Beata Agnes (Peter Philips)

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  • (Posted 2021-04-07)  CPDL #63985:   
Editor: Richard Mix (submitted 2021-04-07).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 74 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Beata Agnes
Composer: Peter Philips
Lyricist:
Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SSATB
Genre: SacredMotetMagnificat antiphon

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1612 Cantiones sacrae quinis vocibus, no. 10
Description: St. Agnes (Jan. 21)

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Original text and translations

Antiphonale Monasticum, Solesmes, 1934 gives line 3 of the Magnificat antiphon as "Te deprecor, venerande, colende".

Latin.png Latin text

Beata Agnes in medio flammarum,
expansis manibus orabat,
Te deprecor omnipotens adorande
colende Pater metuende,
quia per Sanctum filium tuum,
evasi minas sacrilegi tyranni
et carnis spurcitias,
immaculato calle transivi,
et ecce venio ad te
quem amavi, quem quaesivi,
quem semper optavi.

English.png English translation

Blessed Agnes amidst the flames
stretched forth her hands in prayer:
To Thee I pray, Almighty, Adored,
Revered, and Dread Father:
For by Thy Holy Son
I evade the sacrilegious tyrant
and this spurned flesh,
and go my way unsullied
to come unto Thee,
whom I have loved, whom I have sought,
whom I have always chosen.